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Old 21.10.2011, 16:17
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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

Ok, so when is the man hug coming..

The thread got derailed as it could possibly get but it's actually interesting.

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Old 21.10.2011, 16:18
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By the way: I felt like an Asian tourist in front of the Cassa-Bene system at Coop this morning.
did you feel all "clumpsy" too? (i'm sorry, but it doesn't get old to me...)
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Old 21.10.2011, 16:25
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did you feel all "clumpsy" too? (i'm sorry, but it doesn't get old to me...)
I didn't use the word on purpose, I don't make fun of people's language short comings otherwise ,I would have many red blubs for arrogant behaviour. So as far as I'm concerned, any word would do. But I felt lost, that's true. I don't mind looking like an idiot... chocolate truffles look like big goat poo.
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it wasnt my intention to turn the thread into this, but the idea that opinions should be freely expressed should be discarded immediately.
Ooh, dodgy ground. Isn't that how dictatorships start? If opinions weren't freely expressed, no matter how hilarious, ridiculous, painful or controversial, nothing would ever change and populations would be in danger of stagnating.

"You can only express opinions as long as it sits well with society as a whole".

Nobody challenging the norm? Err... no thanks.
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Old 21.10.2011, 16:28
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I didn't use the word on purpose, I don't make fun of people's language short comings otherwise ,I would have many red blubs for arrogant behaviour. So as far as I'm concerned, any word would do. But I felt lost, that's true. I don't mind looking like an idiot... chocolate truffles look like big goat poo.
it's a real word!
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Old 21.10.2011, 16:34
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it's a real word!
Come on, it's the urban dictionnary... there are names of teachers in there with insulting definitions put by students to let steam off (you'll have to believe me, I won't give those names). At least, wikipedia tries to verify the articles' references, the urban dictionnary is a (bad) joke in itself.
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Old 21.10.2011, 16:40
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Come on, it's the urban dictionnary... there are names of teachers in there with insulting definitions put by students to let steam off (you'll have to believe me, I won't give those names). At least, wikipedia tries to verify the articles' references, the urban dictionnary is a (bad) joke in itself.
Yeah, but you know what, students will come to a class more likely quoting urban dictionary than wiki..Just the way it is. I wouldn't diss it.
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Old 21.10.2011, 16:47
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Yeah, but you know what, students will come to a class more likely quoting urban dictionary than wiki..Just the way it is. I wouldn't diss it.
and i am single handedly trying to get it off the ground and running in singapore - by using this verb at least once a day in conversation
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Old 21.10.2011, 16:52
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Yeah, but you know what, students will come to a class more likely quoting urban dictionary than wiki..Just the way it is. I wouldn't diss it.
I don't have the problem... German and French teacher here. But none of my students take wiki seriously for class work. I am the one defending wiki sometimes because not everything is bad in it as a starting point. Of course, students stop after finding ONE source, that's the problem, not the said source.
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Old 21.10.2011, 17:06
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I don't have the problem... German and French teacher here. But none of my students take wiki seriously for class work. I am the one defending wiki sometimes because not everything is bad in it as a starting point. Of course, students stop after finding ONE source, that's the problem, not the said source.
In literature, they usually just need their brain to succeed, that's the challenge. Good news: they all have one.
I actually push for outsourcing and bibliography in lit as well, makes the work higher quality, and not really only lit sources, but related thematically, etc. Hmmmm....I am so lit. Anyways.

Swissotter, awesome. I have my pet words and words I can't even hear without getting uncanny heebeejeebees.

We should have an urban dictionary day on EF, and just speak the urban tongues. Oooh. Ok ok, I think we mods would die, but what fun idea. Might introduce that in a class, non vulgar, but urban, write a class group piece, or something.

We got a little far from tourists, didn't we..
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Old 21.10.2011, 17:09
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I actually push for outsourcing and bibliography in lit as well, makes the work higher quality, and not really only lit sources, but related thematically, etc. Hmmmm....I am so lit. Anyways.

Swissotter, awesome. I have my pet words and words I can't even hear without getting uncanny heebeejeebees.

We should have an urban dictionary day on EF, and just speak the urban tongues. Oooh. Ok ok, I think we mods would die, but what fun idea. Might introduce that in a class, non vulgar, but urban, write a class group piece.

We got a little far from tourists, didn't we..
word….

cut and move my suggestion.

this might be pertinent for your word discussion

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Old 21.10.2011, 17:12
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there are names of teachers in there with insulting definitions put by students to let steam off (you'll have to believe me, I won't give those names). At least, wikipedia tries to verify the articles' references, the urban dictionnary is a (bad) joke in itself.
I am sorry, but the urban dictionary is easily as reliable as wikipedia. (not very much...)

I for example once tried to enter a new term into it - "to pull a marythomi" - and it was rejected by the very critical editors.
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My turn to be sorry. First: I never said wiki was reliable, but then you didn't either so that's all right. Second: Those teachers' names did not get rejected by what the urban dictionnary may define as a critical editor but not my dictionnary.
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Old 21.10.2011, 17:21
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My turn to be sorry. First: I never said wiki was reliable, but then you didn't either so that's all right. Second: Those teachers' names did not get rejected by what the urban dictionnary may define as a critical editor but not in my dictionnary.
I think a term gets in if people laugh.

I try not to get into the kids' idiolect too much, to save their little world from adults, but they still proudly tell me...ugh.
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Absolutely agree: urban dictionnary is not meant to be a reference, and it's their little world, I don't mind at all.
That's why my message above starts with "come one" and has a teacher's smiley in it.
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Old 21.10.2011, 17:48
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Absolutely agree: urban dictionnary is not meant to be a reference, and it's their little world, I don't mind at all.
That's why my message above starts with "come one" and has a teacher's smiley in it.
That's not teacher smiley, hahah, it's a dork

Ok ok, I quit pokin'.. Urban dictionary is not bad. Though, I had a UD calendar and it was pretty lame, nobody really says those things they listed. Every day a different term, so outdated. Old college talk, 15yrs ago. I was disappointed. The web's better.
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That's not teacher smiley, hahah, it's a dork
So can now even the dorks get back on topic?

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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

I simply think Asian culture is much more different than we think, and the way they behave must also be very different, and also the way they percieve the world around them..

I'd love to know what Asian people think about European tourists in Asia.
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That's not teacher smiley, hahah, it's a dork
I've been called worse thing on EF, insults seem to be part of the local culture, it's all right (To the veterant who called be a knob: thanks, I learned that word on that day, I love you too).
But don't count on me to confirm the idiotic link glasses=dork. I am intellectual, far too much I admit that.
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So can now even the dorks get back on topic?
Sure thing. Away from the UrbanD, Clumpsy is an interesting concept. I wouldn't contribute it to one particular group of folks, though, me thinks.

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